Chile's President Sebastian Pinera
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Miners rescue has 'united Chile'

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera has told the BBC's Tim Willcox that the miners' rescue has 'united Chile', and the final day has been "full of emotions and joy".

Speaking during the final phase of the 69-day rescue mission, Mr Pinera said the accident, which involved 33 miners becoming trapped deep underground in northern Chile, should not have happened and blamed the conditions within the mine.

  • 14 Oct 2010